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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (1984): study ZZ 1974

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 55 nations, 1974-1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 8433
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Conducted by Gallup bureaus in different countries.

Correlate

Authors's label
Degree of 'interest democracy'
Our Classification
Operationalization
Degree to which the political system leaves room for non-parliamentary articulation of interest; rated on the basis of the following indicators:
1. influence of 'organized' interest
   groups;
2. limitedness of the role of
   'institutional interest groups';
3. limitedness of the role of
   'ascriptive interest groups';
4. limitedness of the role of
   'irregular interest groups'.
Data drawn from Bertrand (1981:162).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-m-11-a r = +.90 p < .01                Mt happiness   Rate of interest
                                 democracy
Australia             7.0             12
North America         6.7             10
Western Europe        6.3              9
Latin America         6.0              5
Africa (South
of the Sahara)        4.6              2
Asia (exc. Japan)     3.8              3
Japan                 5.8              6